By Mel Kleiman, president, Humetrics
The race to hire for either skills or experience is over. Today, it’s all about hiring attitude and talent.
So, what is the difference?
- A skill is the ability to do a particular task, like the ability to drive a truck, design a building or cut hair.
- Experience hones those skills.
- Talent is the ability to learn new skills and/or dramatically improve upon an existing skill set.
- And attitude is what makes people with talents, skills and/or experience extraordinary employees.
Every organization filled with honest, motivated, connected, eager, learning, experimenting, ethical people will always defeat the ones that merely have skills, experience and talent.
In the race between Talent, Attitude, Skills and Experience, my money’s on Attitude every time.